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The three C’s of cinema: Why college movie nights are our most important form of gathering

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter May 16, 2021

Remember when we used to watch movies with other people? It feels like an eternity ago that community was still part of our cinematic vocabulary. Back when movie theaters brimmed with eager cinephiles...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

The value of silence

Sydney Bellon, Columnist May 8, 2020

Do you know the feeling when you’re “talking with” someone and it gets awkward?  You feel like you are responsible for coming up with something to say to make the awkward feeling go away, and...

Students React to Banners Condemning Sexual Assault Policy

Georgia Lyon, News Editor October 31, 2016

Two large posters reading, “Whitman Only Punishes Victims” and “It Has Been 3 Days Since The Last Reported Rape” in red letters were hung up on the tennis courts on Fall Visitors Day. On Wednesday...

Difficult Conversations Must Welcome Experienced Voices

Ben Shoemake, Columnist May 5, 2016
When the voices most essential to the conversation belong to people who don't feel safe coming to the table, we need to make the table safer.

In Search of the Transcendent Icebreaker

Tino Mori, Columnist October 28, 2015

Illustration by Catalina Burch. Starting conversations is an uncomfortable business. Enunciating words requires a concerted effort, while excessive eye contact with the wrong fellow is liable to result...

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